Carl E. Olson of Envoy Encore posted this about an internet service that sends letter to loved ones after the Rapture.
The Rapture occurs, all five thousand of the “true believers” are taken to heaven, and the Tribulation begin in earnest. Being a Catholic and the follower of an apostate, pagan belief system, you are still on earth. You check your e-mail and receive the following from RaptureLetters.com:
This message has been sent to you by a friend or a relative who has recently disappeared along with millions and millions of people around the world.
The reason they chose to send you this letter is because they cared about you and would like you to know the truth about where they went.
This may come as a shock to you, but the one who sent you this has been taken up to heaven.
Now I wonder how they determine which employee has to be left behind to send out the emails? Or do they keep a heretic on staff or something? It would be quite embarrassing to not be raptured and for all of these people who received the email knowing your still around. What do you tell them, that you missed the rapture bus and are waiting for the next scheduled pickup? Of course the whole rapture idea is theological nonsense, but these people might be onto a good idea.
I think a good Catholic internet service would send daily purgatory reminders to your friends and relatives after you die.
Hi, I am still in purgatory and still awaiting for the beatific vision. Being expiated of your sins is not all that it is cracked up to be and I would like to move on.
Please pray for me today and I would be really happy if you could have a Mass said for the repose of my soul.
I am currently unable to pray for myself, but would be willing to pray for you.
In the event that I am no longer in Purgatory these prayers will automatically be forwarded to those in need of them.
“Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.”
In reading this, that was exactly my first question too, Jeff: Which poor sap do they keep on staff to send the letters? Heck, if it pays minimally, I’d take the position since we RC’s have never, you know, said anything like “Father I admit I am a
sinner, and I will turn from my sin and do good. I believe that Jesus was
your son and that He came here to die for me so that my sins would be
forgiven. I ask you to forgive me and I will repent of my sins. In Jesus
name I pray.”
Papists have no personal relationship with Christ. So bring on the tribulation, baby!
There’s money to be made in an idea like this Jeff! Go into business and make it big! Just remember me as one of those who encouraged you when you are a katrillionaire.
Maybe that should read “repose of my soul” as opposed to the “dispose”. I know I don’t want my soul disposed of! 🙂
Keep up the fiskings. I love em!
Even I have to quesiton Carl. How does Carl figure that only 5 thousand have gone in the rapture?
Rapture bus? And here I thought it was the ‘Love Train’ all these years. People round the world…get on board….
Purgatory email. A most amusing idea.
If the souls in purgatory are holy…why are they there?
Rose, they’re holy because they’ve been saved. Everyone in purgatory will eventually reach heaven after their divine scrub-down.
Doesn’t the blood of Jesus scrub us clean from sin? Or does it only do half the job?
The Blood of Christ is what allows us to eventually go to heaven, since it is a totally unmerited gift. But if the Blood of Jesus had already scrubbed us from sin then we would not be living in a fallen world. If you were to die right this second do you think that you are Holy and pure enough to enter God’s presence?. The Bible says nothing impure will enter Heaven. Purgatory is only for those who had already entered into God’s friendship but are yet not perfect and any scrubbing done is done through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
The blood of Christ is a sweetness to me. It is what I am trusting in and nothing more. Without Christ, I have no hope. If we are children of God, then we are in the world but not of it.
The Word says…for the believer, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. I have searched the scriptures and found no mention of purgatory. It is an untruth where as I might trust in my works of suffering a fire to cleanse me. Salvation is not Jesus plus works…it is Christ and Him alone who saves us. The blood of Christ is sufficient.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.
I am saved. From what? From the debt of sin which is the wage of death. I have no further debt to pay because Christ paid it on the cross. He cried out to the Father…”It is finished”. The debt to the Father was paid in full for the crimes from a sinful mankind. It is by grace through faith that we are saved, which is a gift of God and not of ourselves or works, lest any man boast. No amount of works, of anything that I can do or say, will make me pure…except the blood Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:21
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Corinthians 5
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
I am a new creature in Christ whether I am alive on earth or passed on to Him. To Christ alone be the glory!
E-mail from Purgatory
Maybe I could do this.